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Boiling joint

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - C1S Group treated its employees and trade partners to heaping helpings of crawfish Apr. 21. Hosted at the company’s Dallas office, the event featured live music to entertain guests and vendor booths to display the latest industry products. –mjm...

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04/27/2017 17:35:00 | Viewed: 0
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Painting Texas green

DALLAS/FORTH WORTH - As a successful painting contractor in California for 30 years, Jerry Noel had a lot of happy clients – and a lot of leftover paint. Which is why, after attending a local “green” show and learning that recyclers of paint were concentrating on the postconsumer content rather than the quality of the recycled paint, he decided he could transform old paint into an environmentally-friendly, high performance paint....

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04/27/2017 17:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Family fun

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Steele & Freeman Inc. hosted an evening of food and fun for its staff and their families Apr. 21. The event allowed the company to show appreciation for its employees and also show many of the field workers Steele & Freeman’s recently completed conference center. The families enjoyed made-to-order burgers, a bounce house, a beanbag toss, snow cones and a custom cake marking the event. –mjm...

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04/27/2017 17:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Campaigning for a cause

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - After being nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man of the Year, Michael Schultz, whom you may know from Capital Pumping and being listed as a Top 25 realtor in the San Antonio Business Journal, is on the campaign trail to raise money for this great cause....

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04/27/2017 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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In memoriam - Patrick Douglas O’Brien

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Patrick Douglas O’Brien passed away Mar. 27. Born Jan. 27, 1935 in Gainesville, O’Brien graduated from Texas A&M University with a Civil Engineering degree in 1957.  He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army and afterward began an engineering and construction career, co-founding Rogers–O’Brien Construction Company with Steve Rogers in 1969. He was past president of the Associated Builders and Contr...

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04/27/2017 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Family way

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - No matter how busy José Negrete, owner of remodeling business D&M Enterprise, gets with remodeling projects around the Metroplex, he’ll never need to clone himself to tackle it all. He simply assigns the work to four of his five sons, who have all learned at their dad’s knee....

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04/27/2017 15:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Memorial Day, May 29 A day to remember those who died in active military duty

AUSTIN - For many, Memorial Day means a day off of work, barbecue cookouts, family picnics, and community pools opening for the summer. But as we all know, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for summer fun. It’s a calling to honor those courageous men and women who have served and given their lives for the causes of freedom, liberty, and peace....

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04/27/2017 06:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Blazing a trail in a now trending market

SAN ANTONIO - What’s the most pressing issue for you working in the concrete industry today? I would say the most pressing issue for us, on the installer side, is making sure that our company and other companies out there are doing quality work. That’s [an issue] that we run into all the time....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Wanna iguana?

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News publishers Buddy and Reesa Doebbler embarked upon a cruise in the Caribbean at the end of March. While on Grand Cayman Island, Buddy found an iguana that likes to pose regularly with tourists as they pass by. It’s currently unclear whether or not the iguana was tapped to write a special Caribbean issue of the paper, but rumors abound at the CN office. –mh...

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Making the most of early mediation

AUSTIN - Many dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts contain a requirement that the parties mediate prior to pursuing litigation or arbitration. Mediation, at its heart, is simply a facilitated negotiation, with the mediator helping all parties find consensus to resolve a dispute on their voluntarily agreed upon terms. A successful early mediation—before legal or arbitration proceedings have started—helps the parties save the ti...

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